The very latest version of Apple’s operating system, iOS 9.3.2 [ext link], seems to be causing some rather troubling issue for iPad owners. A large number have started sounding off on public forums and on social media sites about how iOS 9.3.2 is bricking their iPad. The problem appears to be limited to the iPad Pro 9.7 inch at the moment and it seems to be after the device was updated OTA (over the air). The problem is forcing users into having to connect their devices directly to iTunes and, for some, this has caused an extra issue of being put into a boot loop.
Image : iTunes Error 56 Fix for iPad Pro and iPhone
Understandably, users are not happy about this but it is worth bearing in mind that it hasn’t affected all 9.7 inch iPad Pro devices. In fact, many owners have found that they have been able to successfully update OTA without encountering any problem. However, there are enough complaints via sites like Twitter to suggest that the problem is widespread enough to require intervention by Apple to fix it, preferably sooner rather than later. Those who have been affected with the issue say that they are presented with “Error 56” and a request to connect their device to iTunes to fix it.
Image : iTunes Error 56 with Recovery Screen
Of course, if connecting to iTunes and restoring did actually fix the problem then it wouldn’t be so bad but more than a few users have found their devices unusable after getting stuck in a never-ending boot loop. This isn’t the first time users have been hit with the “Error 56” problem and Apple has actually got a support page for the error, saying that users are advised to “check for hardware issues”.
How to Fix iTunes Error 56 :
They have also put out some advice on fixing the issue, by running through the following steps .
- Check that you are using the most up to date version of iTunes – version4 is the latest [at the time of writing this article]
- If you are, you should then check to see if you have any third party security software that could be interfering and causing the problem
- After that, make sure your connectivity cables are all in good working order
If you have done all of that, and you get the same error two more times, Apple suggests contacting Apple Support [ext link] for some help. Not much help to those who have already got a bricked iPad Pro unfortunately but, if the numbers carry on rising and enough noise is made in the public forums, Apple will need to at least acknowledge the problem if not come up with some kind of fix for it.